What’s That Noise? What’s That Creature?

Are your trees humming or buzzing at sunset? Do you see strange alien-looking creatures stuck to the tree trunks? It’s cicada time again. Jolanthe, in Virginia, took this amazing photo of a cicada, which had just emerged from its exoskeleton.

Thought you might enjoy this picture of a cicada we saw this past weekend. The kids were collecting all of the shells they were finding and were sticking them to their shirts and walking around. - Jolanthe

Learn more about cicadas from National Geographic. If you are using Nancy Larson® Science 1, this is a good time to pull out your resource book Familiar Insects and Spiders. Page 64 has information about the cicada with a photo on the facing page.

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